OMG! What is this dead thing in my driveway?????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by carriehelene, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like having 6 cats might be a benefit....but what the heck is this dead thing? Pretty sure it was hunting my chickens, it's got tiny pointed teeth. Just gross [​IMG]
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  2. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Looks like a weasel to me. Can you tell why it's dead? If it wasn't killed by something and it has some sort of disease you might want to report that to F&G.
     
  3. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like my ferret, so maybe a weasil? I don't know how long their little tails are. . .poor thing.
     
  4. emrys

    emrys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    weasel
     
  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Weasel for sure. Be glad he got hit heading to your chickens and not after he was already in there....yikes!
     
  6. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weasel... they are cunning little predators that can fit in the smallest places. Glad it didn't get your chickens!
     
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  7. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH just got home, and said it's a minx [​IMG] I thought it looked kinda like a weasel myself, but never having seen one in person, I don't know. I'm just glad my kitties got it before it got my chickens. DH said it's young yet, probably would have gone after the eggs, not the chickens. Ummm, think he's forgetting I have Serama's and Pyncheons out there also, that wouldn't stand a chance against any kind of hunter, no matter how small. Not to mention all the babies the broodies have hatched out.
     
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  8. Turner

    Turner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Weasel or Martin (in the Weasel family )- I almost ran over a mink the other day - it ran across the road with a baby in its mouth! It was a beautiful dark dark brown. Thank goodness that is was not close to my house [​IMG]
     
  9. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I've never seen a mink with that sort of white belly coloring.... and I use a LOT of fur, I make hats, mittens and such from them. I've also never seen a mink with a black tipped tail... their tails are usually one color... It's definitely not a marten and if it was you'd need save the pelt and sell it for about $90..lol
     
  10. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Yep, looks like a weasel, I saw a ton of them in Hawaii.
     

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